[Oa-italia] Fwd: [IFLA-L] Open Access at the WSIS Forum 2011

Mauro Guerrini guerrini.mauro a fastwebnet.it
Ven 7 Gen 2011 11:55:49 CET

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Un'ottima iniziativa.
Mauro Guerrini





Dear Colleagues

As you may know, the General Assembly passed a resolution 
<http://2010.ifla.org/node/1603> at the Gothenburg Congress in 2010 that 
encouraged IFLA to become more involved in the promotion of open access 
issues. Following up on this, I would like to draw your attention to the 
United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) Areas of Focus 
for 2010-2011 <http://www.ungis.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1391>. One of the 
areas of focus is "Open Access to Scientific Knowledge" -- a great 
opportunity for us to showcase the innovative open access activities of 
libraries at a UN level.

IFLA wants to take advantage of this and ensure that the issue is 
addressed at this year's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 
Forum <http://groups.itu.int/default.aspx?tabid=856> which takes place 
in Geneva, May 16-20. We will therefore be proposing a thematic workshop 
on this topic at the Forum. It would help our proposal greatly if there 
was visible interest on the topic on the WSIS Community website. We are 
seeking interested people to  support our proposal. We would like to do 
this by inviting you to join the WSIS Community platform to highlight 
issues related to Open Access. A new group has been created on the 
platform specifically to discuss Open Access and related topics: 

To make a submission on how you work with open access, showcase an 
initiative or to start a discussion on the topic you will need to 
emailwsiscommunity-invitation a unesco.org 
<mailto:wsiscommunity-invitation a unesco.org>and ask to be registered for 
the WSIS Community. Once you receive authorisation you can join the 
group and get posting. Any submissions will help us demonstrate an 
interest in the topic and push for its inclusion as a thematic workshop 
at the forum -- your interest is much appreciated and I am positive that 
something good will come out of any discussions!

Kind regards,


Stuart Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague


00 31 70 314 0884

http://blogs.ifla.org/stuart/ <http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/>

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